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sar·casm  (särkzm)
n.
1. A cutting, often ironic remark intended to wound.
2. A form of wit that is marked by the use of sarcastic language and is intended to make its victim the butt of contempt or ridicule.
3. The use of sarcasm. See Synonyms at wit1.

[Late Latin sarcasmus, from Greek sarkasmos, from sarkazein, to bite the lips in rage, from sarx, sark-, flesh.]

sarcasm (ˈsɑːkæzəm)
n
1. mocking, contemptuous, or ironic language intended to convey scorn or insult
2. the use or tone of such language
[C16: from Late Latin sarcasmus, from Greek sarkasmos, from sarkazein to rend the flesh, from sarx flesh]

sar•casm (ˈsɑr kæz əm)

n.
1. harsh or bitter derision or irony.
2. a sharply ironical taunt; sneering or cutting remark.
[1570–80; < Late Latin sarcasmus < Greek sarkasmós, derivative of sarkázein to rend (flesh), sneer; see sarco-]
syn: See irony1.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.sarcasm - witty language used to convey insults or scornsarcasm - witty language used to convey insults or scorn; "he used sarcasm to upset his opponent"; "irony is wasted on the stupid"; "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift
humor, wit, witticism, wittiness, humour - a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

sarcasm
Translations
sarcasm [ˈsɑːkæzəm] Nsarcasmo m

sarcasm [ˈsɑːrkæzəm] nsarcasme m, raillerie f

sarcasm
nSarkasmus m

sarcasm [ˈsɑːkæzm] nsarcasmo

sarcasm (ˈsaːkӕzəm) noun
(the use of) unpleasant remarks intended to hurt a person's feelings.
sarˈcastic (-ˈkӕs-) adjective
containing, or using, sarcasm. a sarcastic person.
sarˈcastically adverb


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He never said a clever thing, but he had a vein of brutal sarcasm which was not ineffective, and he always said exactly what he thought.
I read "English Bards and Scotch Reviewers," and I liked its vulgar music and its heavy-handed sarcasm.
Two months after marriage her husband abandoned her, and her impassioned protestations of affection he met with a sarcasm and even hostility that people knowing the count's good heart, and seeing no defects in the sentimental Lidia, were at loss to explain.
 
 
 
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